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Going Off The Beaten Path in Jackson, Wyoming

Breathtaking view of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson is a unique and famous city. The area, collectively referred to as Jackson Hole, is like a bubble of flat land surrounded 360° by forests, mountains and national parks. The high elevation keeps the entire region cold at night year round and thanks to the rugged yet scenic terrain, the area is also famous … Read More

Unique Things To See and Do in Colorado

Welcome to colorful Colorado

Colorado is one of the best destinations in America to visit for outdoor activities and adventures while surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. From world-class skiing in the winter to mountain biking and hiking through the national parks during the summer, there is outdoor fun to be had here all year-round, it just varies with the … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Aerial view of Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Pristine beaches. Lush jungles. Delicious food. Spectacular weather. Endless adventures and possibilities. This is Sri Lanka, one of the most amazing island nations I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Every year more and more tourists visit here but they always tend to do the same few things. Yala National Park. Temple of the Tooth. … Read More

10 Things You Don’t Know About Sri Lanka

10 things you don't know about Sri Lanka

One of the best things about visiting a new country is learning new things. No matter how much research you do or how many people you ask, there are always things about the country that surprise or even bewilder you.   Here’s a quick gift for all you Pinners 😉 Last November I had the … Read More

Photo Gallery: An Island Boat Trip to Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Tonsai Pier at Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand

A picturesque paradise. This is The Beach. (Yes, that movie was filmed here.) Welcome to Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand! Located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands have quickly become a very popular tourist destination in Thailand. More than 1,000 people visit Koh Phi Phi ever single day. … Read More

Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, India: Home Of The Asiatic Lion

Lion at Gir Forest in Gujarat, India

A wildlife trip is always exciting and adventurous. I have covered various tiger reserves in my previous journeys and an encounter with tiger has always been thrilling but this time I had planned a different jungle safari and intended to see the Asiatic Lions at Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, the only place in … Read More

The Hidden City: Machu Picchu “Lost City of the Inca”

Machu Picchu, Peru

Few people are lucky enough in life to get to see this incredible Inca treasure for themselves. Machu Picchu is not exactly on the beaten path, and certainly not somewhere that you can spontaneously bop down to for the weekend. It is a journey to get to, that is for sure. And that is one … Read More

Trekking the National Parks of Queensland, Australia

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Australia

Australia is a continent of extremes with Queensland generally going through two types of weather per year; dry, clear and cool or wet, muggy and hot. The recent bout of arid conditions, coupled with crystal-clear sunshine days means that the national parks in Queensland, Australia are in top condition for discovery through camping, hiking and … Read More

Caño Cristales — Colombia’s “River of Five Colors”

The rainbow-colored Caño Cristales River in Colombia

Known as the “River of Five Colors” and the “Liquid Rainbow,” Caño Cristales is a multicolored channel in a Colombian national park. Everyone has seen algae, that icky often green stuff that grows in water all over the world — but have you ever seen rainbow-colored algae? That is what happens for a brief period … Read More